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Reader Questions: Traveling to Cuba Info

Cuba Information

Kim, Lucas and I got back from our trip to Cuba last week. Our visit has led to lots of question from friends, family and some curious readers.

It’s probably safe to say that Cuba is the most talked about travel destination for Americans these days. Cuba is an alluring destination for us Americans since we haven’t been allowed to legally visit for so many years.

The way things are going, the island should be open to Americans in the near future. Commercial flights from the US to Cuba are being restored soon which will remove once obstacle from visiting. Continue reading Reader Questions: Traveling to Cuba Info

Trip Planning: We’re Going to Cuba!

Cuba

2015 has been another great year of travel for the Michael W Travels family. We visited lots of new places and had many wonderful experiences.

We’ll be ending the year by visiting a destination I’ve long wanted to visit- Cuba!

I first thought about going to Cuba when I worked at CBS News. The show I worked on, 60 Minutes II had done a segment about Cuba called La Isla De Musica. Seeing footage of the island made me want to get there at some point. Continue reading Trip Planning: We’re Going to Cuba!

Trip Planning: $249.30 + 158,250 Miles & Points= Trip for 3 to Grenada

Grenada 
image: Google Maps

At the end of May one of the best credit card hotel perks came to an end.

When it was announced that the Club Carlson’s 2nd night free benefit was ending, many of us were in a mad dash- to try to spend our points the best way possible to take advantage before the benefit ended.

I initially redeemed 304,000 points on a variety of future trips. I then used an additional 176,000 points on three additional stays.

Due to the Club Carlson benefit ending, I booked us on a trip to Grenada which I otherwise, may have not done. Continue reading Trip Planning: $249.30 + 158,250 Miles & Points= Trip for 3 to Grenada

Trip Planning: $540.42 + 137,250 Miles + 2 IHG Free Nights= Trip for 3 to Nicaragua

NIcaragua Tourism
image: Google Maps

The school year ended on June 26 and we were off on a little adventure to Nicaragua that evening (or the following morning depending on how you look at it).

We left on a 2:00am flight out of JFK to Panama City before making our way to Nicaragua…

We spent around a week checking out a bunch of areas around the country and flew home on July 4, getting great views of the fireworks as we flew back over New York.

Now that we’re back, I’m a bit late on sharing what we booked and at what it cost whether it be miles, points or cash. Continue reading Trip Planning: $540.42 + 137,250 Miles + 2 IHG Free Nights= Trip for 3 to Nicaragua

Trip Planning: $511.59 + 15,000 Points= Trip for 3 to Charleston, SC

charleston south carolina
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Back in December I wrote about booking a flight to Charleston with JetBlue after big changes were announced.

We just got back from our trip and I wanted to write a little trip planning post to show exactly what we booked and spent to make this long weekend come together. Continue reading Trip Planning: $511.59 + 15,000 Points= Trip for 3 to Charleston, SC